Is This Bird a TURKEY?

A market in, yes, ostriches has taken off. But investors may be in for a hard landing.

Pssst! Want to get rich quick? Stop buying gold bullion. Forget the stock market. Bag the racehorses. Just get your head out of the sand and buy some ostriches.

That's right, ostriches. Lured by the promise of doubling or even tripling their investment, Americans from Maine to California are flocking to buy the big birds, convinced that they're on to the hottest thing since the chinchilla craze of the 1950s. Suzanne Shingler, part owner of Fowler Farms near Albany, Ga., has discovered the magic of ostrich farming, and the gaze she directs at the large ivory-colored egg in her hands has...

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